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The Rorschach butterfly effect: it L.L. a mistake.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18084910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Errors in Rorschach coding and interpretation have contributed substantially to the ink-blot literature, with reported discrepancies on even the simplest scoring tasks. A review of the underlying assumptions uncovered a long-standing location aberration, stemming from Beck's adaptation of Klopfer and perpetuated through Exner. The resulting coding errors (D3 or Dd28, and "o" or "u") in a highly-scrutinized and regularly selected domain of card II potentiates a "butterfly effect" escalation of interpretative malfeasance. It remains unclear whether review of the vast data-base of collected protocol summaries will undo the cumulative putative error, or whether the creation of a fresh approach to Rorschach may be the best way forward for Rorschach in the 21st century.
Michael G King
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin de la Société des sciences médicales du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0037-9247     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Soc Sci Med Grand Duche Luxemb     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-18     Completed Date:  2008-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503402     Medline TA:  Bull Soc Sci Med Grand Duche Luxemb     Country:  Luxembourg    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  141-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sebastopol Medical Clinic, Sebastopol, Victoria 3352, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Errors
Psychoanalytic Interpretation*
Reproducibility of Results
Rorschach Test / standards*

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